2012 has passed.. and we’re still here!

I was really bad with blogging in 2012. All excuses aside.. here’s a quick recap as we step into 2013…

January
Celebrated the first New Year’s in our house!

Had Lunar New Year (Tết) with the family! There are family pictures somewhere…

February
Spent two weeks in England for work and got a weekend in London.

Windsor Castle

Me at Windsor Castle

March

Nothing? really?

April
Went rock climbing.. like real rock climbing..

Can you believe she's afraid of heights?

Can you believe she’s afraid of heights?

Anni threw me an awesome Bridal Shower.

The Flip Truck! My Favorite!

The Flip Truck! My Favorite!

May
Bachelorette Weekend in VEGAS!

Dinner at one of my favorites…

June
We got HITCHED!!!

FIRST KISS!!!

FIRST KISS!!!

July
We honeymooned in COSTA RICA!!!

Waterfalls and Rainforests

Waterfalls and Rainforests

And I attempted my first (and only) two-week detox

… during which we also went to the Fair and I didn’t get to eat ANYTHING!

We picked up kayaking.

August
Dyed my hair for the first time ever!

red!

Someone got the bright idea to ride our bikes to Santa Monica

Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Seemed like a good idea at the time…

September
Weekend with Sprocket in Palm Springs

Sprocket-dog!

Sprocket-dog!

“Competed” in and completed the 2nd Orangeman Triathlon.. which taught me that even though you CAN complete a triathlon without training, it is definitely not recommended.

9:16:11... Longest race of my LIFE!

9:16:11… Longest race of my LIFE!

October
Tried my hand at floral arranging.. decided not to quit my day job.

Florist for a day.. I’m now a pro at pommanders.

… and hung out in Vegas with my favorite sister!

All you need is LOVE!

We took an impromptu daytrip to Solvang

Good to see.. once..

My favorite Asian ANGIE!!! turned 30 (!!) … and we had an awe-mazing food crawl in SF!

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November
Had fun on the Color Run!

COLOR!!! w00t!

COLOR!!! w00t!

Anthony and Nina got MARRIED!!

Nice day to get married!

Hosted our first Thanksgiving – Chinese-style

Peking-style turkey.. steamed buns.. brussel sprouts with chinese sausage.. asian slaw.. corn with five spice

Peking-style turkey.. steamed buns.. brussel sprouts with chinese sausage.. asian slaw.. corn with five spice

December
Finished off my collection of Thomas Keller signed cookbooks

In an ideal world.. I would work for these guys...

In an ideal world.. I would work for these guys…

Hosted our first Christmas – for 23 people (+ the flu) in our tiny house!

Fried turkey.. like a man!

Fried turkey.. like a man!

The flu was an honorary guest at our Christmas dinner

The flu was an honorary guest at our Christmas dinner

And here at the beginning of 2013, I can say that while 2012 had it’s great moments (like getting MARRIED), it had a rather sad end. I know that Ba Ngoai is in heaven now watching down on all of us, but I already miss her very much.

One of my favorite shots from the wedding..

One of my favorite shots from the wedding..

Looking forward into this year, I know that 2013 has A LOT in store for me and Minh. Adventures are waiting for us just around the corner, and I’m very excited to see what’s in store for us.. . Stay tuned for a sneak peak …

Love this Family!

Love this Family!

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